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Accession 00-023,  Smithsonian Institution, Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives,  Front Royal Environmental Facility Records, 1986-1997

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives
Title: Front Royal Environmental Facility Records
Dates: 1986-1997
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 00-023
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document activities relating to the establishment and general operation of the Smithsonian Institution Archives' cold-storage environmental chamber at Front Royal, Virginia. The chamber, which opened in December 1994, was located in the old transmitter building at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), National Zoological Park. It was used for the storage of microfilm, audio and videotapes, and film reels. Due to high maintenance costs and lack of adequate oversight, the Archives eventually removed its materials from the chamber and turned over all control of the facility to CRC in October 1997. The records include memoranda pertaining to proposals and planning, environmental chamber specifications, contractual requirements, and conservation assessment information.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document activities relating to the establishment and general operation of the Smithsonian Institution Archives' cold-storage environmental chamber at Front Royal, Virginia. The chamber, which opened in December 1994, was located in the old transmitter building at the Conservation and Research Center (CRC), National Zoological Park. It was used for the storage of microfilm, audio and videotapes, and film reels. Due to high maintenance costs and lack of adequate oversight, the Archives eventually removed its materials from the chamber and turned over all control of the facility to CRC in October 1997. Materials include memoranda pertaining to proposals and planning, environmental chamber specifications, contractual requirements, and conservation assessment information.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-023, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives, Front Royal Environmental Facility Records

Container List

Box 1

Proposals and Planning, 1986-1987

Box 1 of 1

Proposals and Planning, 1988-1993

Box 1 of 1

Environmental Chamber: Specifications, 1989 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 1

Environmental Chamber: Operation and Maintenance Manual, 1989

Box 1 of 1

Memoranda: Start up Process, 1994-1995

Box 1 of 1

Contracts, Proposals, and Requirements, 1994-1995

Box 1 of 1

Memoranda: Conservation, Facility and Chamber Maintenance Expenses, and the Transfer of Materials to Facility, 1995-1996

Box 1 of 1

Preventive Maintenance, 1996

Box 1 of 1

Conservation Assessment, 1996

Box 1 of 1

Termination of Facility, 1997

Box 1 of 1